- Area of Biodiversity and Conservation, Rey Juan Carlos University, Mostoles, Spain
- Evolutionary Ecology, Life History, Species interactions
Educational and work
Marcos Méndez Iglesias (Avilés, Asturias, Spain, 1967-) is senior lecturer at the Dept. of Biology, Geology, Physics and Inorganic Chemistry of the Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC) (Madrid, Spain) since 2010. He got his PhD degree in Biology in the Oviedo University (Asturias, Spain) in 1996, carried out two postdoctoral stays at the Uppsala University (Sweden) (1997-2001) funded by FICYT (Asturian Regional Research Office) and the Spanish Education Ministry, respectively. He was "forskarassistent", similar to research assistant, at the Stockholm University (Sweden) (2002-2003). From 2004 onwards he got different tenured positions at the URJC. His main research topic is evolutionary ecology of plants, including resource allocation to reproduction and its consequences, modification of sexual expression and plant-pollinator interactions. In addition, he performs research in community ecology, with emphasis in community structure of spiders, dragonflies and saproxylic beetles. He has published 41 scientific articles in SCI indexed journals, 26 of them in Q1. This includes articles in Ecology, Journal of Ecology, Oikos, Oecologia, Biological Conservation, New Phytologist and Nature. He has supervised sixPhD theses. He has presented over 40 oral communications or posters at international meetings. His Hisrch h is 19 (Scholar). He has been the principal investigator in two competitively funded research projects, currently is the principal investigator of a third competitively funded project and has been participated in other three competitively funded research projects. He has acted as a referee for over 40 scientific journals indexed in SCI, including Ecology, Journal of Ecology, Oikos, New Phytologist, PLoS ONE and Proceedings of the Royal Society B. He is a member of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), the Ecological Society of America (ESA) and the Botanical Society of America (BSA).